Monday morning you sure look “fine”
In one of my favorite movies “Rob Roy” with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange, Roy would tell his wife “you are fine to me” on more than one occasion. It meant far more than just fine, it meant she was attractive to him in more ways than one.
Here in the states fine is more used to say things are a little better than OK when asked how they are. Or, it could mean you are OK with an action when asked, So, the difference in tone can mean a great deal. If curtly used, fine may mean they are OK, but I don’t want to talk about it. I sometimes say “they are more than fine” to describe even better conditions.
Of course, it can also mean monetary penance either as a noun or verb. Recently, Fox News had two fines for defamation, one for $787.5 million and one for $250 million. After those fines, things are certainly not fine in the land of the Fox.
The funniest use is the response to a question of how attractive a woman is to an infatuated person. “She is so fine, the fine folks call her fine.” And, even Rob Roy would smile at that and call it fine.